Compete for any of 150 trophies at the karate tournament Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park, 14300 Featherstone Rd., Woodbridge. Spectators are welcome to attend the class C tournament, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and to watch karate enthusiasts compete for national points in the Professional Karate League. Participants must be at least 8 years old and can enter up to three martial arts events and 48 competition levels based on belt rank and age. Events include kata, kumite and karate with weapons. Registration is $15 for two events or $20 for three. Admission for spectators is $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Call Mark Herman at (703) 491-2183 to sign up, or register at the park at 9 a.m. on the day of the event.
Registration starts Monday for men and women's softball, softball for girls ages 9 to 16, and all soccer programs for youths ages 6 to 15 through the Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department sports program. Sign-up for adult men and women's volleyball is going on through March 12. Call 241-5077 to sign up or visit the Community Center, 223 Little Falls St.
Free DASH shuttle buses to the George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria will be available Monday. Starting at noon, buses will carry passengers from the Hoffman Building parking lot, just off Telegraph Road, to the area of the parade and return to the lot regularly until 4 p.m. The departure point is accessible from the Eisenhower station on Metro's Yellow Line. Free parking will be available in designated areas of the east parking lot. For more information, call 370-DASH.
Backstage and off-stage volunteer helpers are needed for three productions by the Kinney and Company Youth Theatre in Alexandria: "The Frog Prince" (March 4 and 5), "Annie" (April 15, 16, 22 and 23) and "The Wiz" (May 13, 14, 20 and 21). Volunteers can help choreograph, coordinate costumes and scenery, do office work or help with publicity. Call 684-KIDS.
Professional and amateur classical musicians are invited to be included in this year's Washington Amateur Chamber Music Directory. The directory lists the names of musicians and musical ensembles in the Washington area who play chamber music. Listings are free but must be submitted by Monday. Copies of the music directory will be available this spring through the public information office of the Fairfax County Public Library for $1.50. Call Anita Lamkin at 246-2741 by Monday.
Find out about art tours and workshops sponsored this spring by Lee Art Center, 5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington. Coming up next is a group tour of the new Sackler Museum of Oriental Art at the Smithsonian Institution on Feb. 18. A bus will leave the Lee Art Center at 9:30 a.m. and return by 3 p.m. The tour costs $5, and registration is required by Monday. To register for that and workshops, call 538-1094.